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Smart Building Conference: £4m funding competition to be revealed

The Smart Building Conference comes to London on Tuesday – eight months on from the inaugural event held in Amsterdam in January – with one key discussion set to focus on the availability of £4 million in Government funding for research into building energy management.

The Smart Building Conference begins on Tuesday at Dexter House, London, UK, with key speaker Rick Holland (pictured) from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board set to reveal how delegates could access some of the £4 million availble through R&D Government funding.

The competition, which officially begins on 14 October and closes on 27 November, invites companies with an interest in researching energy management solutions for existing buildings to table bids for the funding. Details will be revealed when Holland, who is lead technologist on the board’s Low Impact Buildings Platform, discusses ‘Smart Money for Smart Buildings: The Key to Unlocking Government Funding for Energy Management Initiatives’. The project aims to stiumulate innovation in the field of energy management – advancing capabilities of UK businesses. 

Other key addresses on the day will include one from founder and head of technology at leading residential tech firm Face to Face Digital, Will Brocklebank. He will discuss his company’s new approach to bringing useful and reliable technology to homes through bundled packages covering energy control.

Other speakers will include Dr Steven Fawks, Chairman at developer and financer of non-domestic energy efficiency projects Day One energy solutions, who will discuss the social economic and technological benefits of proper energy management

Conference sponsors include Crestron (Platinum level), AMX (Gold), and HDL UK, Orion Engineering Group, Aldous Systems and RGB Communications (all Silver).

Seat availability for the event is now limited, but some tickets remain on sale costing €180 + VAT for members of CEDIA or InfoComm International, €250 + VAT for non-members. Companies that register more than two delegates receive a 10% discount off each additional register.